I don’t normally do my nails, but in this case, that’s right. They’re absolutely indispensary. Check ’em out!!
just practice nails, by the way. I think they turned out pretty well for a first time!
And my Les Miz-themed nails. I’m especially proud of my ‘4’. : )
That’s what my hands look like right now, by the way…. Seriously. One hand is for The Hobbit and the other is for Les Miserables, the awesome movies that are coming out in December (which is the best month of the year). I did them while listening to the completely awesome and very creepy, yet still awesome three part Adventures in Odyssey episodes, “The Labyrinth.”
And it just so happened that the things I’ve been wanting to post about are Hobbit and Les Miz-themed, too! How’s that for spontaneous planning? : )
I’ll start with Les Miz.
Check this out!! I nearly flipped when I saw it on Ally’s blog. Remain calm – and don’t watch it more than three times in a row. It’s not pretty. (I may or may not be speaking from experience….)
So, yeah. Pretty awesome, right?! Amy did a second-by-second rundown of it, which I heartily enjoyed reading.
Aaaaaand… there are some pretty awesome posters floating around the Internet! I found a few more the other day, available here and here. Javert looks a little weird, but that’s okay because the red ‘Javert’ below him totally makes up for it. This one has to be my favorite, though. Uber cool.
On to The Hobbit!!
This video came out today and I’ve already watched it a few times. Sure, it’s only thirty-three seconds long, but the dialogue between Bilbo and Thorin is sooooo awesome. (And I can’t see Thorin without saying, “It’s Thornton! Look back at me….”)
I knew there was a place where you could watch the trailer with alternate endings, but we were never able to get them to load. And I just found them! Huzzah!
But the thing about The Hobbit
that I’m most
excited about is the music!! I just listened to the entire
soundtrack today. In it’s entirety. The whole thing. All. Of. It. And It. Was. Ah.Mazing. Here
is the link for you. It’s an hour and forty-five minutes long and the pause button doesn’t work, so I’d suggest you find something good and looooong
to do – like math and chemistry and Greek – and listen to it. A few times, if you want to. And let your school take even longer because you’re thinking about what the track titles mean. (‘My Dear Frodo’? Wassup with that, PJ?) My personal favorite songs are all of them, with an emphasis on all of them
, but especially ‘My Dear Frodo’ (First the Hobbiton theme, then it’s creepy! Whaaaaaa?), ‘The Adventure Begins’ (It’s so fast-paced and hobbit-y! “I’m going on an adventure
!”), ‘An Ancient Enemy’ (Whoooooooaaaaa…. Deep and ominous – that’s how I like it!), ‘RADAGAST THE BROWN’!!! (This one is SO COOL! The electric violin takes the stage and it equals awesomeness. If you don’t want to wait to listen through all the other songs, just click here
. It’s awesome. And amazing. And awesomeness sauce. All rolled into one.), ‘Roast Mutton’ (Again, so hobbit-y, but with a dash of foreboding), ‘The Hill of Sorcery’ (Looks like I need to read the book again… And the Radagast the Brown theme is in here a little – awesome!), ‘Warg-Scouts’ (There’s a great John Williams-esque brass part in here, with another pretty awesome cello/bass/timpani solo. So cool!), ‘Riddles in the Dark’ (Which I can’t wait to actually see!! Anyway. This song captures Gollum to a ‘T’! All those tremolos in the string section totally add to the creepiness! And the really long, gradual crescendo at the end – chills, y’all.), ‘Brass Buttons’ (The Warg-Scouts theme in the middle is awesome! I’m dying to see the footage and dialogue during this one! Plus, the end is so awesome. All those grand pauses, then the continuation of awesomeness…. Golly Pete.), ‘Out of the Frying-Pan’ (Golly, jeepers!), ‘A Good Omen’ (Great song! And a really creepy ending – here’s hoping we’ll see Smaug!), then the extended scene song, ‘Dreaming of Bag End’ (The pennywhistle did a little bit of the Hobbiton theme, but a lot of it was new, which I loved!), which was right after ‘Song of the Lonely Mountain,’ the credits song. (And boy, is it worthy of some kind of award!! It totally
embodies dwarves and Thorin and The Company. I loved it!! I won’t tell you how many times I listened to it….) You can listen to ‘Song of the Lonely Mountain’ here
, by the way. It’s got to be one of my favorite songs on the album. That and ‘Radagast the Brown.’ If you only have time for a few songs, go listen to those.
Wow, that was a lot. I hope you guys take the time to listen to that music, though – it’s totally worth it!! If you’ve already listened to some of the songs, whatd’ya think?!
And all this news about Les Miz!! Goodness gracious. The month of December is already awesome enough (what with Christmas and parties and concerts and recitals and *cough*my birthday!!*cough*) and now it’s going to be even greater. Wow. I can’t wait. I’m going to be reading The Hobbit and probably (hopefully) Les Miserables during my month-long Christmas break (I’ll shout it from the rooftops, I don’t care – I love homeschooling!), so that’ll keep me busy until all these awesome movies come out. Sighhhhh…..
What about you guys? Are you as excited as me? Or is it just me…?
Hoping I’m not the only one REALLY EXCITED about this December….
(Oh, yeah…. Bonus Awesome Points if you can correctly guess where the lyrics in the blog post title come from.)